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Query Details

Query Subject:   Native English Speakers Needed for Perception Survey on Accents in Game of Thrones
Author:   Tessa van Ingen
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List members,

My name is Tessa van Ingen and I am a third-year English student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I am writing my bachelor thesis about accents in Game of Thrones, and I am still looking for some native speakers of English to help me by filling out an online survey with some audio fragments. My supervisor is dr. Nynke de Haas, and she suggested I use LINGUIST List for this.

The survey will probably take 10 to 15 minutes, and I would be very grateful if some of you fill it out. You do not need to be familiar with Game of Thrones to fill out this survey (I would actually prefer it if you are not).

This is the link to my survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GDQ8PBJ

In the question that asks how you found this survey, please choose the ''I found this survey on the linguistics forum''-option (LINGUIST List has replaced this forum, but I can no longer edit the question).

Kind regards,

Tessa van Ingen
LL Issue: 24.1882
Date posted: 01-May-2013


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